Top 100 Travel Blogs | SEOmoz + Alexa Rankings | Volume VIII | June, 2013

Welcome to Volume VIII of the Top 100 Travel blogs!  I know!  I know!  It’s been beyond ages since I finally update the Top 100.  Instead of giving you a laundry list of excuses as to why it’s taken such a long time, I’m going to attempt to never let it slide this long again.  When an update hasn’t been completed for nearly half a year significant changes have taken place.  There are a plethora of new blogs that have been added to the list.  There are some rising stars and some fading stars, in terms of where travel blogs appear to be trending.

My blog is about to turn two years old and it’s crazy to think that I’m now considered a veteran travel blogger.  Grizzled and all, I’ve really come to understand the life cycle of travel blogs over these past 23 months.  It’s a heck of a  daunting task trying to keep up a travel blog consistently on a day by day, week by week, month by month basis.  For those who have done this the rewards are immense and you’ll be hard pressed to find a travel blog in the top 10 – or even top 20 – that isn’t consistently updating their site.

In terms of metrics performance Alexa and Moz (formerly SEOmoz) have not been kind to us travel bloggers.  Since late last November, sites in general have taken a general dip in Moz scores and there are now only a handful of travel blogs that feature sub 100,000 Alexa scores.  I suppose a correction was in order considering the constant climb travel blogs (and other sites) were making from early 2012 until near the end of the year.  On this particular update I’ve tracked 184 sites meaning every category is now ranked out of a possible 184 points all the way down to 1.  The theoretical maximum amount of points (if a site was to lead in all three categories) is 552 this time around.

Top Performers Shout Outs!

Normally I feature travel blogs that have rocketed up the list in terms of recent performance; however, given that I haven’t updated this list – for what seems to be an eternity – coupled with the plethora of new sites on this recent update, I’m going to just feature all of the newcomers instead.  I’d like to welcome, in no particular order, Don’t Stop LivingYoung AdventuressFearful AdventurerTime Travel TurtleTraveling with Sweeney,Vagabond JourneySolo FriendlyLL World TourWandering Educators1 Dad 1 Kid 1 Crazy Adventure and the Expeditioner.

# Top 100 Travel Blogs Score
1 Stuck In Customs 547
2 Fluent in 3 months 539
3 Almost Fearless 537.5
4 The Planet D 537
5 Travel Dudes 536
6 Nomadic Samuel 527.5
7 Adventurous Kate 519
8 Wandering Educators 517.5
9 Y Travel Blog 512.5
10 Fox Nomad 504.5
11 The Vacation Gals 502.5
12 Legal Nomads 498.5
13 Twenty Something Travel 498.5
14 Go Backpacking 497
15 The Amateur Traveler 491
16 Wild Junket 488
17 The Everywhereist 487.5
18 Wandering Earl 472
19 Hole in the Donut Cultural Travel 466
20 Uncornered Market 460.5
23 LandLopers 460
24 Camels & Chocolate 459.5
25 Bacon is Magic 458
26 Otts World 456
27 Solo Traveler 453.5
28 Velvet Escape 450
29 That Backpacker 448.5
30 Art of Backpacking 447
31 Dave’s Travel Corner 438
32 My Itchy Travel Feet 430.5
33 Wandering Trader 428
34 As We Travel 427.5
35 Travels of Adam 423
36 The Indie Travel Podcast 421.5
37 Hecktic Travels 421
38 Man on the Lam 419.5
39 A Dangerous Business 418.5
40 Delicious Baby 414
41 The Professional Hobo 411
42 Migrationology 408
43 2 Backpackers 403.5
44 Beers and Beans 403
45 Nerd’s Eye View 403
46 Johnny Vagabond 402.5
47 Travel O Cafe 398.5
48 Go See Write 397.5
49 Expert Vagabond 393.5
50 GranTourismo 392.5
51 A Little Adrift 390
52 Brendan’s Adventures 386.5
53 My Beautiful Adventures 384.5
54 Green Global Travel 383.5
55 Ordinary Traveler 377
56 One Step 4Ward 376.5
57 Plum Deluxe 374
58 Heather on Her Travels 372
59 Inspiring Travellers 372
60 Inside The Travel Lab 371.5
61 Flip Nomad 363
62 The Travel Tart 359
63 Nomadic Notes 358.5
64 Never Ending Voyage 357.5
65 Family On Bikes 355.5
66 Breathe Dream Go 351
67 Travel with a Mate 347
68 Life Cruiser 346
69 Muza Chan 339.5
70 Traveling Canucks 333.5
71 Backpacking Travel Blog 330.5
72 Finding The Universe 322
73 The Aussie Nomad 321
74 Europe Up Close 320
75 Get In The Hot Spot 318
76 Soul Travelers 3 318
77 Around the World L 309
78 Smiling Faces Travel Photos 308
79 The Longest Way Home 305.5
80 Over Yonderlust 302.5
81 Runaway Juno 302.5
82 Escape Artistes 299
83 Budget Travel Adventures 291
84 Chris Around The World 290
85 Globetrotter Girls 285
86 Ken Kaminesky Photography 285
87 Four Jandals 284
88 Monkeys and Mountains 282
89 Solo Friendly 281.5
90 Changes in Longitude 280
91 eTramping 277
92 Our Oyster 275.5
93 Pause the Moment 271
94 Stop Having a Boring Life 270
95 Fevered Mutterings 268
96 Just Travelous 265
97 Travel Wonders 265
98 Nomadic Chick 261
99 Crazy Sexy Fun Traveler 260
100 Never Ending Footsteps 255
101 Fearful Adventurer 252
102 Savoir Faire Abroad 251.5
103 1 Dad, 1 Kid, 1 Crazy Adventure 247
104 Wild About Travel 246.5
105 Traveling Savage 246
106 Sophie’s World 244
107 Turkish Travel Blog 243
108 My Several Worlds 241.5
109 Mai Travel Site 235
110 Suzy Guese 230
111 Mallory On Travel 227
112 Leave Your Daily Hell 225.5
113 Maiden Voyage 225
114 LL World Tour 222.5
115 Virtual Wayfarer 212.5
116 Time Travel Turtle 208
117 The World Of Deej 206.5
118 Nerdy Nomad 206
119 The Travel Chica 205.5
120 D Travels `Round 202
121 Waegook Tom 200.5
122 The Road Forks 198.5
123 Traveling With Sweeney 197.5
124 501 Places 197
125 Travel Experta 197
126 Brooke Vs The World 194.5
127 My Spanish Adventure 189.5
128 Captain and Clark 186.5
129 Travel Yourself 182
130 Kaleidoscopic Wandering 172.5
131 What’s Dave Doing? 172.5
132 Globotreks 169.5
133 Vagabond Journey 169
134 Don’t Ever Look Back 153.5
135 Trans-Americas Journey 153.5
136 Tourist 2 Townie 152
137 Runaway Jane 148
138 1000 Fights 147.5
139 Breakaway Backpacker 146
141 Vagabond3 144
142 Pommie Travels 142
143 Matt Gibson 140.5
144 Will Peach 139
145 CC Food Travel 135.5
146 Katie Aune 135
147 Bucket List Journey 130
148 Traveling Ted 129.5
149 Raising Miro 126
150 No Vacation Required 122
151 Career Break Secrets 119
152 Don’t Stop Living 117.5
153 The Expeditioner 117
154 Travel Sex Life 115
155 Aussie on the Road 113
156 Bohemian Trails 112
157 Travelated 109.5
158 Canvas of Light 108
159 Positive World Travel 108
160 Young Adventuress 105

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